Slava Grigoryanhas won the ARIA for Best Classical Album at the 2018 ARIA Fine Arts and Artisan Awards for his hugely popular Bach Cello Suites Volume II on ABC Classics, taking out the award for the second year running after the first volume of his Bach Cello Suites won in 2017. The win was announced today at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. Also nominatedin the category were pianist Sally Whitwell’s Philip Glass: Complete Etudes For Solo Piano , pianist Tamara-Anna Cislowska’s Into Silence (with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra and Johannes Fritzsch), soprano Greta Bradman for Home (with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and Adelaide Chamber Singers, conducted by Luke Dollman) and violinist Ray Chen for The Golden Age . This will be Grigoryan’s fourth ARIA win, from 17 ARIA nominations over the years.

“What can I say that hasn’t been said about the Cello Suites before? I’m constantly staggered by the universe of ideas in each movement of every Suite,” Grigoryan said....